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    Question higher grit finish question

    Hey there everyone,
    I'm curious to hear from y'all what benefits come from really high grit stones. Right now I stop at 5K. I hear about not refining the edge too much and leaving a toothy edge with bite to it.
    So my question is, are there certain tasks that would benefit from a higher grit finish? 12000 and so on.
    Thanks.

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    even with higher grit stones, there are some that leave smoother edges and some that leave toothier edges

    this goes for pretty much all knives

    pick the stones to suit the tasks/edge feel you're looking for

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    i agree with jon.

    smooth edges (that you will generally get from very high grits) are for shaving and toothier edges are for kitchen work. each knife and steel is going to react differently to different stones. you have to find what you like and what works best for your sharpening style and needs.

    i usually recommend stopping in the 4k-6k range for double bevel knives. i prefer a toothy edge and do not like my edge slipping on food. it might not shave the arm hair as clean but it will be more useful to me on hour 8 of a 12 hour shift

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    Thanks for the insight.
    I was just thinking about the gesshin 15000 and the takashima awasedo.
    Looking to add another stone to try out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamanegiKin View Post
    Thanks for the insight.
    I was just thinking about the gesshin 15000 and the takashima awasedo.
    Looking to add another stone to try out.
    shoot me an e-mail or a pm if you want to talk to me about those... otherwise, its best if i let other people speak about these (there are quite a few people here who have used them)

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    Jon,
    I should mention that the edge I'm getting on the skd nakiri with the gesshin stones is my ideal edge. I'm getting a toothy edge with great cutting ability and it remains highly functional for very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    shoot me an e-mail or a pm if you want to talk to me about those... otherwise, its best if i let other people speak about these (there are quite a few people here who have used them)
    Sounds good, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamanegiKin View Post
    Jon,
    I should mention that the edge I'm getting on the skd nakiri with the gesshin stones is my ideal edge. I'm getting a toothy edge with great cutting ability and it remains highly functional for very long.
    if you're getting the edge you're looking for, i say dont mess with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    if you're getting the edge you're looking for, i say dont mess with it
    But that'd make me a rational person, LOL..

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